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NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

Summer Sports Experience at Grandview

at Grandview Playground (in The Big Park), Staten Island

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks at Grandview Playground on Fridays at 3:00pm-6:0pm to play Soccer and Volleyball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 12

Summer Sounds: SKA Orchestra

at Lawrence Virgilio Playground, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The NYC SKA Orchestra is an 18- piece big band with a bold new sound. The orchestra boasts a lush musical style of jazz, blues, ska, rock steady and reggae.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug 12

Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Category: Games, Seniors
Free!

Aug 12

Hike and Draw

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Aug 12

Hip Hop Dance Aerobics

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 12

Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Saturday Night Fever

at Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving.
Category: Dance

Must See
Event
Aug 12

Movie Across from Golden Pond: The Avengers

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Ninja Turtles meet reporter April O'Neil and prepare to do battle with their nemesis Shredder.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 12

Town Square Presents SummerSTARZ: Inside Out

at WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco.
Category: Accessible, Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 12

Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

at Crocheron Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug 12

Arts, Culture & Fun: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Category: Accessible, Art, Festivals, Film, Free Summer Movies, Seniors
Free!

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